Foundation Statement of Bahrain Human Rights Network BHRN
February 7, 2013
Member organizations and societies of BHRN listed as follows: Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (BYSHR), Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR), Bahrain Society for Human Rights (BHRS), Bahrain Rehabilitation and Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO), The European-Bahraini Organization for Human Rights (EBOHR) and Hope Defenders.
Declare that BHRN will work under common vision and goals to enhance democracy and principles of freedom and human rights. The mission of BHRN is to coordinate between the members for the purpose of observing, documenting and monitoring human rights violations, establishing consolidated database and highlighting human rights violations in Bahrain.
In the view of such vision and goals, members of BHRN are setting joint mechanisms in accordance with the international standards in the field of human rights work. BHRN will be responsible for issuing joint statements and reports and establish database on human rights violations.
Members of BHRN do not intend to create a new human rights entity or organization, rather, a joint effort between Bahraini human rights organizations and societies.
BHRN will start working by means of a specific mechanism of observation which will be announced on the coming 14the of February, a day marking the second anniversary of protests outbreak. All human rights violations will be monitored and statements will be issued to highlight the status of human rights.
BHRN has held a number of founding meetings, adopted its bylaws and assigned Hasan Jaber as its coordinator. BHRN will be online through its website and other accounts in social networking websites.
BHRN hopes to find sound cooperation with international organizations and society as well as media in order to achieve its vision and goals to protect and enhance human rights in Bahrain.